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Basics of Prostate Cancer

April 17, 2018
Length
18 mins
Overview
This webinar will focus on describing what the prostate is and what it does.  Risk factors for the development of prostate cancer will be described as well as what symptoms and signs might be present that would give a clue to abnormalities of prostate health, including cancer.  If cancer is suspected, a brief description of what diagnostic tests might be needed will be reviewed as well as next steps after a diagnosis of prostate cancer is established.
Speaker
Dr. Scott North is a graduate of the University of Ottawa medical school and he received his training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the University of Alberta.  He is also keenly interested in medical education and pursued a Masters in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He is the Section Chief of Medical Oncology at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, AB and the Division Director of Medical Oncology within the Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta.  He currently serves on the executive of the Genitourinary site for the Canadian Cancer Trials Group and the Canadian Uro-Oncology Group.  His clinical practice is exclusively in the area of genitourinary cancer.
Prostate Cancer 101


Health and Wellness


November 14, 2017
Length
11 mins
Overview
This presentation will describe the TrueNTH Lifestyle Management resources that have been developed and disseminated for prostate cancer survivors as well as the health and fitness professionals working with them. An overview of the community-based programming as well as the online resources will be discussed.
Speaker
Dr. Culos-Reed is a Professor of Health and Exercise Psychology in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Her research takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and improving the quality of life of cancer survivors by developing physical activity programs to address challenges they face throughout treatment and survivorship.

The TrueNTH Lifestyle Management program was awarded by Prostate Cancer Canada and is proudly funded by the Movember Foundation.
TrueNTH Lifestyle Management: Wellness Resources for Men with Prostate Cancer

Treatment and Side Effects


March 29, 2018
Length
23 mins
Overview
This presentation takes a closer look at a critical time within the prostate cancer disease journey between the localized and advanced disease state. Metastasis, when the cancer spreads to a different part of the body, is currently targeted by multiple treatment options available in the market. With the recent SPARTAN and PROSPER clinical trials, there are new drug developments that may target the non-metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer window to further delay metastases. Key tools and imaging options in detecting metastases are also discussed.
Speaker
Dr. Robert Hamilton is an uro-oncologic surgeon specializing in prostate cancer at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He has expertise in minimally invasive surgeries, including robotic surgery. Dr. Hamilton sees patients at all different stages of prostate cancer from those at risk to this with early diagnoses to advanced disease. His research interests in prostate cancer include the study of statins and metformin in prostate cancer prevention; whether genetic markers can be used to predict who will benefit from chemoprevention; and biomarkers of prostate cancer aggressiveness.
Dr. Robert Hamilton
March 13, 2018
Length
13 mins
Overview
This short webinar will address key aspects of the impact of prostate cancer treatment on the couple. It is widely acknowledged that treatment for prostate cancer results in sexual side effects that impact both the man and his partner. These side effects often impact on the couple's relationship in a negative way and cause distress for both individuals. This webinar will address what these issues are as well as making suggestions to mitigate the effects on the couple.
Speaker
Dr. Anne Katz is a certified sexuality counselor at CancerCare Manitoba and Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Manitoba Prostate Centre. Dr. Katz is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, the premier research journal of the Oncology Nursing Society. She was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 2014. She has educated health care providers and cancer survivors about cancer, sexuality, and survivorship around the world and is an avid blogger for ASCO Connections.
Dr. Anne Katz
February 27, 2018
Length
14 mins
Overview
Prostate cancer which has spread outside of the prostate gland is treated with systemic therapy. However, these treatments are not curative. Understanding the biological reasons for why these treatments do not work or become ineffective is important to identify better ways to treat patients. This presentation will give an overview of current understanding of why prostate cancers develop resistance to current therapies.
Speaker
Dr. Paul Toren completed his medical school at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and his urology residency and a clinical uro-oncology fellowship at the University of Toronto. Subsequently, he completed a two-year research fellowship at the Vancouver Prostate Centre under the mentorship of Dr. Martin Gleave. Concurrently, he enrolled in and recently completed a doctorate in experimental medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Amina Zoubeidi.  Since 2015, he works as a clinician-scientist in the Department of Surgery at Laval University, where his laboratory focuses on translational prostate cancer research.
Dr. Paul Toren
February 13, 2018
Length
28 mins
Overview
This presentation is an overview of the most common and serious side effects that are possible for men who are treated for prostate cancer.  It compares and contrasts the 4 main treatment options: surgery, low dose rate (LDR; permanent seed) brachytherapy, high dose rate (HDR: temporary seed) brachytherapy, and external beam radiotherapy (EBRT).   This is a presentation that men and their families who are still undecided as to what treatment option they prefer may find useful as it compares the risk of developing a side effect of therapy (e.g. bladder leaking, rectal bleeding, etc) between the four options.  This presentation is based on the best available data in the medical literature that a collaborative group of surgeons and oncologists agreed upon to help make sure patients are provided consistent, high quality information.
Speaker
Dr. Danny Vesprini is a Radiation Oncologist specializing in Prostate Cancer at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, Affiliate Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He is one of the Principle Investigators of the Sunnybrook Active Surveillance Program, the Director of the Male Oncology Research and Education (MORE) program which focuses on men that have developed or are at a high risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer.
Dr. Danny Vesprini
January 30, 2018
Length
17 mins
Overview
The objective of this presentation is to educate patients, their partners and their loved ones to learn about radical prostatectomy as a treatment option for prostate cancer. We will discuss what the surgery entails and what to expect during the early recovery period. This will include consideration of possible complications of surgery and the need for sexual and bladder rehabilitation after surgery. Finally we will also discuss additional cancer therapies that may be offered after radical prostatectomy and how patients are followed to ensure they remain cancer free. 
Speaker
Dr. Peter Black is a Urologic Oncologist at Vancouver General Hospital, a Research Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, and Professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia. He completed his urologic training at the University of Washington in Seattle and fellowship in urologic oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He has a clinical subspecialty interest in prostate and bladder cancer and also a translational research program related to both cancers. 
Dr Peter Black
January 16, 2018
Length
23 mins
Overview
This presentation is focused on explaining how radiation therapy works and describes the two main methods of delivering prostate radiotherapy - brachytherapy and external beam radiotherapy. It reviews the main treatment options for low, intermediate and high risk prostate cancer, focusing on the radiotherapy options. This is a video that men and their families may find useful in explaining the different types of radiation and some of the reasons why one modality may be preferred compared to the other options.
Speaker
Dr Danny Vesprini is a Radiation Oncologist specializing in Prostate Cancer at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, Affiliate Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He is one of the Principle Investigators of the Sunnybrook Active Surveillance Program, the Director of the Male Oncology Research and Education (MORE) program which focuses on men that have developed or are at a high risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer.
January 03, 2018
Length
15 mins
Overview

Bill Landry will complete the 3-part series by discussing various exercises and strategies men can use to regain continence following a radical prostatectomy. Viewers will also learn about how real time ultrasound can be used to reach men how to properly complete pelvic floor contractions and functional exercises.

December 12, 2017
Length
14 mins
Overview
This webinar will continue to explore urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy (RP). Bill Landry will outline the anatomy and physiology of the male urinary system before and after RP surgery, the types of incontinence after RP and pelvic floor muscles.
November 28, 2017
Length
16 mins
Overview
Some men will experience urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy (RP). Part 1 of this 3-part webinar series will outline how common incontinence is post-surgery, common issues and misconceptions men have following surgery, and the use of a 24-hour pad test at home as a tool to measure progress.
Speaker
Bill Landry graduated from University of Toronto's Physiotherapy program in 1999 and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Bill has a special interest in treating men for urinary incontinence after prostate cancer. He has completed courses and attended international conferences specializing in pelvic floor rehabilitation for PPI.
Bill Landry
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